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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (62 reviews)
“fresh fish” (32 reviews)
“mussels” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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1 - 10 of 423 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Restaurant with great location and great view. Lovely service with lovely food and lovely vines. Wonderful seafood. Almost everything magnificent. Very friendly team and owner. What else you need.

1  Thank Bilge S
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

It’s a really bad experience for “fancy” place. The service is bad, the food is expensive and the lobster doesn’t have 1kg.

Thank Puanetto
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant, with friends and had a very nice evening. It’s important to book in advance especially if you would like a table near the front. There is a warm welcome on arrival and also a large selection of fresh fish...More

Thank MarkSalPortugal
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We booked here for my husbands birthday dinner after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed. Service was absolutely spot on , food magnificent, atmosphere lovely, view superb. I can recommend this restaurant with full confidence. Food fresh. Waiters very professional. We were even treated...More

Thank ann v
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Beautiful terrace, top comfort, fresh fish,something you did not try !!!!!!! lobsters & shrimp on the grill

Thank Scenic364294
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Place was too noisy, there is not sonmuch place between the tables. The food wasnt so great like they said.

1  Thank Nika M
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I have come to Hvar few days ago and have had enough time to try its gastro offer. I have to say that, without any doubt, Gariful is No1. Service, atmosphere, view and food - extraordinary! But check yourself, you won't regret :)

1  Thank tihananuicc
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I am a travel addict. My friends also are. Just imagine something and we probably been there, done that. Therefore we are little bit difficult in being surprised by something new; and it also refers to restaurants and food offer. Before we came to Hvar,...More

1  Thank LjubeK1
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Great tasty food, meals beyond expectations. Professional staff ready to answer and help with everything without any problems keeping smile on their faces. I reallly appreciate that and highly recommend this place.

1  Thank Suzana S
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Best restaurant in Hvar. Love the food and service. This is my 3th year visiting Hvar and it more better and better in Gariful. See you next year. 👍

1  Thank Šimun K
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July 7, 2015|
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Response from Fiona O | Reviewed this property |
Ellie from memory it was approximately 170 kuna. A little more pricey than other places but delicious seafood, incredible service & magnificent, prime position on the harbour! You must check out the underfloor fish holding... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 742 999
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Restaurant Gariful is a small family business with a large international reputation. Situated on the exclusive waterfront of Hvar Town - Lonely Planet’s number five destination for 2012 - Gariful is the island’s most luxurious fish restaurant, renowned for its fresh seafood, outstanding wine and Champagne list, aquarium floor, and complete dining experience. Attracting some of the largest yachts on the Adriatic, Gariful attracts many VIP guests, and 2011 visitors included Prince Harry, Giorgio Armani and Roman Abramovich.
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